Middle East M&A Breakfast in Dubai

In partnership with Merrill Corporation

17 October 2018

Ritz Carlton DIFC
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Join your peers in the M&A community for breakfast with Mergermarket and Merrill Corporation at the Middle East M&A Breakfast in Dubai.

As a delegate, you will hear exclusive data analysis from Mergermarket and take away new information on how innovation can accelerate deal execution in the Middle East, courtesy of Merlin Piscitelli Head of Region at Merrill Corporation. You will also be able to gain insight into the capital markets digitisation in the UAE.

Places are limited, register for free below.

  • 09:00


  • 09:30

    Middle East M&A Review

    The MENA M&A market has shown signs of recovery during 2018, with a flurry of big-ticket deals announced this year, following 2017 which saw deal value decline by 57.4%. The top performing sectors for M&A in the region include financial services, industrial and chemicals and TMT. This presentation will cover:

    • How has stability in the commodity market affected M&A?
    • An overview of domestic vs foreign deal activity
    • Middle Easter deal pipeline: sectors to watch
  • 09:45

    Capital Markets Digitisation

    Tech companies, particularly in the UAE, are expected to raise capital in the coming year as telecoms companies in the region have little room for organic growth and look towards regional or international bolt-on deals in the ICT or other adjacent sectors. This presentation will cover:

    • Tech innovation driving M&A
    • Deal pipeline: tech companies raising capital
    • The challenges and rewards of investing in start-ups
  • 10:00

    How can innovation accelerate deal execution in the Middle East

    The financial services industry, globally and in the Middle East, is facing ever-changing competitive dynamics, as well as increased regulation calling for accountability and transparency. FinTech is transforming the sector and innovation is set to revolutionise M&A and Due Diligence processes making dealmakers capable of conducting rapid, secure and compliant M&A with deeper insight and better analytics. The presentation will cover:

    • How innovation is transforming the financial services sector globally and in the Middle East
    • How technology can bring better efficiencies to the M&A lifecycle through speed, analytics, and collaboration for both buyers and sellers
    • How to utilise AI and machine-learning to manage the expansional growth of M&A data
    Merlin Piscitelli
    Merlin Piscitelli
    Head of Region, Merrill Corporation
  • 10:15


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